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Paulo Fernandes

University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD); Researcher, PhD in Forest Sciences

Portugal. Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). Forest Engineer (1991) and Ph.D. in Forest Sciences (2003). Associate Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in Vila Real, Portugal, where he teaches BSc. and MSc. wildland fire classes. Past and current research involves a wide range of fire-related topics, with a particular focus on the interactions between the behaviour, ecology, and management of fire. Coordinating and supervisory duties in European cooperative research initiatives included the EUFIRELAB (2002-2006), FIRE STAR (2002-2005) and FIRE PARADOX (2006-2010) projects. Paulo currently serves in the Board of Directors of the International Association of Wildland Fire and in the supervisory board of the Pau Costa Foundation. He is regularly involved in prescribed fire training courses in Portugal and did consulting work on fire management policies and effectiveness, fire management planning, prescribed burning and fire danger rating.

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